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The inhabited large island of Lefkas (local name Lefkáda - Λευκάδα) is part of (the island group) Ionian Islands and is located in the country of Greece, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is, quite close about 0.1 km. The surface-area of the island is 308.1 km2 and is therefore 0.811 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Ionian Sea and the total coastal length is about 123.2 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 35 km by 15 km (maximum width). The island is North - South oriented. The highest point is 1158 meter and is named Stavrotas. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 38.71 (38°42'28.9584), 20.65 (20°38'54.4884).


The population is 21414 and the population density is thus on 335.8 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Lefkada (located in the North of the island). Other places on the island are: Katomeri, Vathy, Spartochori, Nidri. The island is located in the West-southwest of the country Greece. It is located in the administrative unit Region Ionian Islands (local administrative level-name Periféreia - περιοχή ), in the Regional unit Lefkada (local administrative level-name Nomos - Πειραιάς).
Note: The information described below is partly subject to change. The island is directly accessible from Western Europe by plane. An international airport is present on the island. The island is accessible by car (by means of ferry or bridge). The distance from Western-Europe (The Netherlands) is about 2486 km. There is a ferry connection for cars to the mainland. For pedestrians, there is a ferry connection to the mainland also. There are ferry connections with car to other (neighboring) island (s). There are also (seasonal) ferry connections for pedestrians (-cyclists) with other (neighboring) island(s). Far as is known, there are good cycling opportunities on the island.



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